Greenville Rising: April 21. Save all dates

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by Meg Upton

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Well, even if the brrr temperatures don’t reflect that spring is here, the large number of events and meetings scheduled in Indian Valley do reflect that spring is here. Or will be here soon. I cheat on Plumas County in Orange County, when you can have lunch on the patio and wear a tank top and no shoes; the weather is so good.

Have you started the garden yet? I am inspired by this plant from Southern California. He’s an air plant who was all but dead last year when I rescued my father-in-law’s home before moving into assisted living. It was a pile of shriveled brown and gray twigs and any normal person would have thrown it in the compost bin. But family nostalgia took over and I was determined to bring it back to life. There. It’s flowering!

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By the next column, I hope we mean more on-site and upcoming businesses opening! The excitement around it is just amazing. Can you imagine an Indian Valley as a county-wide food and event destination? For the Northern State area? We can. Here’s what’s in store for you this week and maybe save the date on your calendar for the rest.

As usual, if you have an event, meeting, etc., you would like to spread the word about, send me your press release or drop off your flyer at [email protected]

Predicted power outage

All that positivity from the first few paragraphs and the first thing I share with you is a power outage – sorry!

Please keep in mind that we are supposed to have a six hour power outage from 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. this Saturday morning. I hope we all sleep and wake up to power.

Vegetation assistance

Have you checked the Feather River Resource Conservation District website? You should. https://frrcd.org/landowner-assistance-program. It will answer many questions homeowners may have about managing deaths and burns on their properties.

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Greenville Cats fire

As you may know, cats are independent creatures and getting cats together when you’re trying to Evacuate is like, well, cat breeding. Greenville resident Kimberly Price has been leading the charge to feed the hungry felines for almost ten months now. She is looking for more volunteers to help feed the cats two days a week. There are 11 power stations scattered around Greenville. She posted a thread on the Rebuilding Greenville facebook page to reach out.

Flower exchange

Jennifer Ayres of Mountain Ayres Garden is sponsoring a “free perennial exchange” on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4354 Nelson Street in Taylorsville.

“Bring (some) perennials and take (some) perennials! Local artist Sally Yost will be painting at the easel and all of this year’s vendors will be featured! A raffle will be held to benefit the Indian Valley Fire Department. For more information, call (530) 394-7845.

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Gold diggers

There will be a second unearthing meeting of gold diggers on May 4 at 2 p.m. at the Green Meadows Hot Springs Road Community Hall. Organizer Cathy Buchanan said on social media that she couldn’t do it all herself. “Let’s get together, Greenville and show [them] that Greenville lives and the fire did not stop us. Let’s have fun this summer. Buchanan noted that a group is booked for the gold digger occasion and will be held July 16 this year, presumably in downtown Greenville.

Lawyers meeting

Following the announcement of the PG&E settlement last week, there have been a number of residents weighing the settlement (fast lower cash payout by PG&E now or lawsuit later, for example). This Saturday, the law firm of Bret Cook and Potter Handy Parkinson & Benson are hosting a Dixie Fire meeting in the Greenville Elementary School cafeteria at 11 a.m. to answer questions.

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Earth Day and tree distribution

Hey Indian Valley residents, celebrate Earth Day this Friday, April 22 by picking up a free tree at Greenville High School from noon until the trees are gone. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Plumas County. One tree per household. There will be a master gardener from the University of Nevada, Reno on hand to answer questions about tree care. This event is sponsored by the Plumas County Public Health Agency and Cal Fresh Plumas County.

On Saturday 23 April the Greenville Branch Plumas County Public Library will present a “Craft Earth Day program” 11 to 1 p.m. in Greenville Pop-Up Library in room 2 in Greenville Elementary School. For more information, call the Quincy Branch Library at (530) 283-6310 or email [email protected] This event is for anyone aged two and over.

Fundraisers

PCS Indian Valley Academy and Mountain Valley Parent Club are sponsoring a Tri-Tip dinner on April 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. for $15 a plate or $50 for a family of four. Dine-in and take-out options available. The dinner will support Kindergarten IVA through sixth grade student activities and support the purchase of interactive play equipment.

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Annual Event Showcase Indian Valley Academy will be held at the historic hall Taylorsville 17: 00-19: 00 “Showcase” is similar to the main program of PUSD project, however, the seventh to twelfth grade students are required to participate.

For more information, call Andre Essue at (805) 729-6761 or email [email protected]

The Maidu Summit Consortium is presenting a ‘Big Time’ Logging jamboree in aid of Dixie Fire Relief on June 4 from 1pm to 5pm at Chester Park in Chester. For more information (530) 258-2299 or visit the maidusummit.org website. There will be ten events with cash prizes, live music, exhibits, and food and drink. Free entry.

Save the Date for These May Events in Indian Valley

On Sunday, May 8, the first of this month planned to be “Greenville Country Picnics” will be held from 3 p.m. until sunset at Greenville Park. Picnic lovers are invited to “Bring your picnic blanket, your appetite and your love for your community!” The monthly picnics will be held on the second Sunday of each month from May through October.

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Live music will be performed by Rickety Bridge. Admission is free and food will be provided. Picnic-goers are encouraged to bring a side dish salad or dessert if possible. Fun activities will be offered for the enjoyment of the whole family.

The monthly picnic will be sponsored by the Dixie Fire Collaborative and Sacred Waters of Greenville. For more information, call Ken Donnell (KD) at (530) 566-2561 or Dan Kearns at (949) 395-3694.

May 14 is the all-Indian Valley High Schools Prom 2022. Students in grades ninth through twelfth, including seniors from last year, are invited to attend the dinner and dance from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the hall Historic Taylorsville. For more information as the date draws closer.

On May 15 from 2pm to 5pm, musicians Plumas Arts and Indian Valley based have collaborated to provide “Music on the Green Renaissance”—a Greenville musical tradition to support our communities affected by the Dixie Fire. The event at the front lawn of Greenville High School features former students and local musicians. There will also be a collaborative community mural to help paint. Event goers are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sit on while listening to music.

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The next monthly Dixie Fire Collaborative meeting is Saturday, May 21 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Greenville Elementary School cafeteria. More information as the day approaches.

Saturday, May 28 Pachuca Productions is sponsoring the event Speaking on fire, an exhibition of photographs of Dixie Fire Stories Project Joanne Burgueño in person, as well as drawings and stories provided by local youth in India Valley . Stay tuned as more unfolds this art gallery meets spoken word event popup. For more information and to include your own artwork and stories related to Dixie Fire Marshal, contact Margaret Elysia Garcia [email protected] or call (714) 746-4093. The event will take place in the cafeteria of Greenville Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Resource Center

Pleased to report that the Rebuild Greenville Resource Center is beginning to settle into its new home in the Country Crescent Mills Crescent building. Here’s what they have to report.

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The Rebuilding Greenville Resource Center (RGRC) is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Disaster Managers are available by phone at (530) 283-2735 with the following extensions: Nancy Presser x832, Irshad Stolden x831 and Priscilla Flores x835. They are also available at the RGRC during its normal business hours.

Case managers can help fire survivors to identify a range of unmet needs, develop a plan to meet those needs, and provide assistance to local aid programs, state and federal. Survivors can get help if their house is habitable or destroyed, they want to rebuild or not, and if they remain in the County of Plumas or not. Case managers are available to answer questions, provide support, help develop a customer recovery plan, clients connect with appropriate references / resources in the community, and work with customers to see what funding they can still qualify for, and advocate on their behalf with service providers and benefits. If a person needs food aid or advice (PRS offers people affected by the fire Dixie three free counseling sessions) Program or forms of deposit help FEMA, Small Business Administration (SBA), Home Energy Assistance (HEAP), Housing Authority or the PG & E settlement, case managers are available to help you. The objective of the event management program is disaster assistance to residents and their families to return health and safety households feel safe.

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Fire survivors who need help with heating assistance can contact Penney Robbins at (530) 283-2735, x834. Those who are setting up new home help and need should contact the CRJR; the center may have items to replace household goods, and staff may be able to refer donors directly to you.

Donors wishing to help those who lost their belongings in the Dixie fire are encouraged to take photos of new and gently used furniture and other household items and post them in a free ad on the Rebuilding Greenville Facebook page. Resource Center with location of articles.

Those recovering from the Dixie fire also benefit from gift certificates (groceries, gas, auto repair and others), generators, gas canisters, and first aid kits. Gift cards can be delivered to the PRS office at 711 E. Main Street in Quincy.

To deliver other items, make arrangements with Lara Wheeler. PRS also accepts donations for its Unmet Need Fund, which provides direct support to fire survivors.

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For donations and questions about CRJR, contact CRJR Coordinator Lara Wheeler via text (preferred method of communication) at (530) 778-4309, phone at (530) 283-2735, x833, or fax at (530) 778 -4309.

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